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Day to go ~ La Solitaire URGO le Figaro

A day to go - La Solitaire URGO le Figaro The Offshore Academy

With under 24hrs to the start of the 2017 edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro race the 43 skipper fleet, consisting of 36 French, 3 Brits, 1 Czech, 1 American, 1 Swiss and 1 Turk will start leg one of the four leg solo yacht race tomorrow (Sunday fourth). Starting from the small French town of Pauillac on the ...

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Melges 32 World League in Riva Del Garda

Melges 32 World League © Barracuda Communication / Melges World League

Day two in Riva Del Garda at the third event of the 2017 Melges 32 World League, European Division hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva concluded with three additional, fantastic races. A total of four races are now complete with four varied winners and still, there is no clear and undisputed ruler. This characteristic of Melges 32 racing is not ...

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Day 8 ~ America’s Cup

Softbank Team Japan - Round Robin 2, Day 7 - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 2, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The final day of racing in the Qualifier Round is set to take place today on the Great Sound in Bermuda. Four races are scheduled to take place, however the key point is not in who makes the cut for the Play-offs, but in whether the Defender Oracle Team USA will take a one point advantage into the America’s Cup ...

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Sailing World Cup Final challenge

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia in action during Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France Richard Langdon/British Sailing Team

Britain’s sailors set to take on the world’s best at the invitation-only Sailing World Cup Final in Santander next week (6 – 11 June). With medal success for young talents, new pairings and seasoned campaigners at the major events so far this year, some 39 British Sailing Team athletes will be in action across 10 Olympic Classes as the 2017 ...

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Golden Globe Race 2018 ~ Susie Goodall

Susie Goodall secures DHL as primary sponsor for 2018 Golden Globe Race entry © Golden Globe Race

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall has secured DHL Express as her primary sponsor for her 2018 Golden Globe Race entry. Goodall (27) from Bournheath, Worcestershire, is the youngest among a 30-strong entry list and one of two female competitors to take on one of the hardest challenges – to sail solo non-stop around the globe, starting from Plymouth UK on 30th ...

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Panerai British Classic Week

Panerai British Classic Week celebrates the Grande Dames of the Sea © Guido Cantini / Panerai

Following the announcement of the sponsorship of Team Oracle USA and SoftBank Japan at the America’s Cup, Officine Panerai are proud to continue their support of Panerai British Classic Week, taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight between the eighth and 15th July 2017. Now in its 16th year, the regatta has been part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, ...

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Day 6~ America’s Cup

Softbank and Oracle looked solid in the trying conditions Paul Cayard http://www.cayardsailing.com

Four races were held at the very bottom of the wind range today on Great Sound. The wind speed topped out at seven knots today while six knots is the minimum windspeed for racing as stipulated in the rules. All boats struggled to keep the boats foiling, some more than others. After the first three races, it was clear that ...

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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week

The Balmain Girls - Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week © Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week

What do four women from the Balmain Sailing Club, a current S80 Australian state champion, a winemaker and Farr yachts have in common? Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2017 is the answer as two crews from Australia are heading up to Phuket for some warm weather sailing 19-23 July at the 14th edition of this award-winning Race Week. Con ...

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America’s Cup

Grant Dalton with the Emirates Team NZ support crew - Round Robin 2 - America's Cup 2017, May 31, 2017 Great Sound Bermuda © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The five teams due to sail on Day 5 of the 35th America’s Cup all but pulled left the Race Course on the Great Sound before the signal was made to move the planned racing to the planned rest day, tomorrow. Although there was wind around noon today, sufficient for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup catamarans to be foiling ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017

Part of a huge fleet of yachts competing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week heads away from the island and towards the Whitsunday Passage. © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

After racing on opposite sides of the world for almost a decade, two of offshore sailing’s best known supermaxis will be vying for top honours at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017, and for the first time both will be competing under Australian colours. The Oatley family’s record breaking Wild Oats XI will be challenged by Brisbane yachtsman Peter Harburg’s ...

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